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Mid-life crisis – half way through a novel

Anita Sethi talks about a becalmed but anxious condition in the Guardian Book Blog.

And I become fearful of the cruel things I know I have to do to my characters now I’ve laid in place the tracks of the plot, the directions that must be taken, and there’s no going back; I do want them, but there’s an inevitability that’s scary, like hovering, motionless, at the top of a rollercoaster knowing you’re about to come thundering down.

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